Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2006

Beeman graduates


Former Kenai resident Christopher Beeman recently graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., with a master of arts degree in human relations.

Church graduates

Former Kenai resident Brady Church recently graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

While at school, Church studied economics in Crakow, Poland and traveled extensively in Europe. He has accepted a position as field/office engineer with Hensel Phelps Construction Company in San Diego.

He is the son of George and Debbie Church, formerly of Soldotna and Kenai. Church is a 2001 graduate of Kenai Central High School.

Area students named to dean’s lists

The following students were named to the dean’s list at University of Idaho in Moscow:

· Kenai — Jessica Anne Wiggins.

· Seward — Shannon Leah Hohl and Kaitlan Nicole Peterson.

· Soldotna — Elisha Marie Tarries and Sarah Ann Todd.

· Sterling — Clayton Winfield Harrison.

To be named to the list students must at least receive at 3.5 grade point average in 12 or more graded credit hours.

· Former Soldotna resident AriAnna Corinne Goldstein was named to the dean’s list at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Goldstein, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, maintained a 4.0 grade point average.

· Former Kenai resident Caitlin Grace Nelson was named to the dean’s list at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Nelson is a senior. To be named to the list a student must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average and be enrolled for a minimum of 15 hours per semester.

· Former Kenai resident Amy Rask was name to the chancellor’s list at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. To be named to the list Rask had to have a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled for at least 12 graded credit hours.

The following students were named to the honor roll at Washington University in Pullman:

· Homer — Gavin W. Browne.

· Kenai — Alexander Jordan Turnbull.

· Seward — Tara Ann Deruwe.

· Soldotna — Terra Ann Kendrick.

To be named to the honor roll students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Galics host exchange student

Kenai resident William Galic and his family will host German student Benedict Wild for the 2006-07 school year. Wild will attend Skyview High School.

Wild is attending school in Alaska as part of the Youth for Understanding International Exchange student program.

Alaskan selected for ‘Dream Team’



Former Sterling resident Sondra Mize was selected to the American Football League’s Las Vegas Gladiators Goddesses Dance Team as a member of the 2006 Aaron’s AFL Dream Team for the Arenabowl XX that was held June 11.

A second-year veteran on the Gladiator Goddesses, Mize was presented with the honor during the April 9 Gladiator home game.

As a member of the team, Mize joined 17 other dancers, one from each of the AFL franchises across the country, during the ArenaBowl XX festivities.

The three-part selection process included Aaron’s in-store and online voting by fans, recommendations from each dance team director and manager and approval from Aarons, the corporate sponsor.

Mize was recommended by Goddess Manager Mary Vail because of her beauty, dancing talent and her dedication to the dance team, the Gladiators, fans and sponsors. Mize was recruited to return to the dance team and was named captain, presentation and programming director for the 2006 season, in which she took on additional responsibilities and assisted in building the team into a premier dance troupe.

She is the daughter of Mary and Wayne Mize and a graduate of Soldotna High School. She recently graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a major in dance and studies with a minor in communications and has competed in ballroom dancing. She aspires to remain in producing and directing in the entertainment industry after traveling the globe as a performer.

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